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Russia, Egypt to discuss military cooperation

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu arrives in Egypt to meet officials

Russia, Egypt to discuss military cooperation FILE PHOTO - President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (C), Foreign Affairs Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov (L) and Defense Minister o Russia Sergei Shoigu (2nd L)

By Diyar Guldogan


Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu will discuss with Egyptian officials prospects of military technical cooperation and the situation in the region, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

"Sergey Shoigu has arrived in Cairo to take part in the 4th session of the Russia-Egypt Military Technical Cooperation Commission,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Shoigu will also meet his Egyptian counterpart Colonel General Sedki Sobhy to discuss bilateral military technical cooperation.

According to the ministry, Shoigu is expected to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to exchange views on international and regional security.

"In May, in course of negotiations with Sedki Sobhy in Cairo, Sergey Shoigu stated that Russia had proposed interesting military technical cooperation projects," the statement said.

Egyptian-Russian relations have greatly improved since al-Sisi came to power in 2014 following the overthrow of his predecessor Mohamed Morsi in a military coup one year earlier.

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